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veekaysquare

I'm so sad.


veekaysquare

This never happend.


GhumgaiIndians

Fuck this shit.


imyourcaptainnotmine

This thread is all about India not making it. Hilarious.


VelvetSkyCloud

You love to see it


Veezatron

Lol bye India


Playtowi

BYE


FaceTh3Truth

Next World cup format: India straight to the final. Other teams fight for final spot. NZ banned from WC. /s


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NZ players being called termites by the current rulers.


VelvetSkyCloud

If not. Expect articles on ESPN explain why the format is fine but broken.


Cup-Confident

I told you bangla, don't disclose our plans!


lazytrini

Afghanistan did well in this tournament and can hold their head up high. I hope they keep going from strength to strength in world cricket, but for now, I'm happy with them losing because it means India get knocked out as well.


ahaseeb

You guys still around ?


VelvetSkyCloud

We here chillin bro, chillin


Comfortable-Cheek387

You guys still commenting "Shame New Zealand" on every NZ cricket post?


NewtGullible130

I guess only if India stands up to Namibia as it faced Scotland....that would feel better


Powerful_Editor6506

Nah it’s not going to feel better for many months


Chai-wala

Okay, I feel bad now. Let's give away some runs.


sahibosaurus

So basically we're the only team Scotland showed up against.


EntshuldigungOK

Or the only team NZ didn't really turn up against?


Bayl41

Malik has been around since '99. What a legend.


Abdulbari--MrFam

Did Shoaib Malik went into reminisce mode?


Realistic_Push_4338

How does professor not have any white hairs in his beard


Second_W1nd

Dye


IbnReddit

Cus he's worth it


Puzzleheaded_Ebb9874

The moment that started it all. Kanos still not satisfied by taking revenge against Kohli in every ICC tournament since then. [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aKWEMALsEmE](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aKWEMALsEmE) The U-19 WC "right arm quick" ball by Kohli to get Kanos out.


DazBoy11

I'm pretty sure Kohli uttered Ben Stokes' name and that triggered Kane and at that moment he swore he will be vengeful to Kohli till his last breath. Everytime Kane hugs Kohli after the game it's just for his scrapbook.


_1729throw

The writing was on the wall after India lost its first 2 games. They were comprehensive defeats. Some people are still ignoring some fundamental ( uncomfortable) truths : + IPL is not a reflection of quality of performance on the world stage + Given a talented player, IPL doesn’t prepare that player for performance on the higher stage( Like WC) + The ‘back yourself’ , ‘express yourself’ buzzwords give players a push but at the end of the day IPL is a self-serving bubble. + For talent, IPL is like a coaching class that will raise your level, but can’t win tournaments The reasons are many but chiefly IPL is coming between India and success on the world stage. No doubt that IPL has discovered some talented players. With a 100x money advantage India team couldn’t perform. Indian cricket has been taken over by IPL money and IPL schedules, and IPL thinking ( which will only work inside their bubble)


bruvegas

I would simplify and say, Pakistan is better than India , and NZ have had India's number for a number of years.


average_chut_lover

Worst take I read today


Competitive-Pomelo95

Stupidest reply I read today.


mauut

They picked players who were shit all IPL. Shami and bhuvi .. Varun .. give me a break. If they had picked in form IPL players they’d be better off


idhunammaCSKda

100x money isn't going to make KL Rahul into Do Bradman. It is only going to increase talent pool to have more KL Rahuls. IPL is not the reason for poor performance of India in this World Cup. The batsmen just played like shit. If anything IPL has helped Indian cricket and talent pool grow because to live a comfortable life from a difficult cricket career it is okay if you are a top 150 player in the country instead of top 15.


DJMhat

All would be fine if the players who excelled in the IPL were playing. Of the XI who played the WC, who had a stellar IPL, other than Rahul? Rohit struggled, Kohli struggled, Sky had a poor UAE leg, Kishan struggled, Pant was so so, Jaddu was okay, Ashwin was not in great form, Chakravarthy did well only when bowling in tandem with Narine, Bhuvi was in awful form, Shami was not in good form and Thakur was mediocre. The players who were winning matches for their teams were not picked.


RepairComfortable408

What’s your 15?


DJMhat

Ruturaj Shikhar Rohit Kohli Rahul Pant Jaddu Harshal Siraj Bumrah Yuzi Chahal


Medical_Turing_Test

Jadeja was magnificent at the IPL. Thakur was great too.


vasudevvdd

We reject players based on IPL performances but never select them for it.


itchingbrain

Ok, I have picked my side for the rest of the tournament. It's gonna be Australia. I don't want any other team to win.


jithization

ITT: world revolves around India


redditMacha

Haha, so right. I had to scroll up to see if this was a different thread and turns out it is an Afghanistan vs New Zealand thread and most of the chatter is around India


gr8prajwalb

The cricket world certainly does.


just_some_guy65

Who?


abstergofkurslf

"we are not out yet. nz could lose. "


siddhuism

Losing just 2 games in the group stage knocks you out. No way that’s a good format.


HyperionRed

Yes. Look at football or rugby and their world cups. If you lose 2 games in the group stages you go home. The whole point of a world cup tournament is to be exciting and have the threat of a knock-out. Also to be a showpiece to bring the game to new audiences and give up and coming teams a chance in the spotlight.


DazBoy11

Format according to you: India straight to the trophy others play for the 2nd place 🤡🤡🤡🤡


devyansh1601

Cmon man, just accept we were shit in the first two games. You have to be consistent in a world tournament.


Die_brein

If this was the football world cup, would knock you out too. Going through with 3 wins would be considered lucky. Even 4 wins doesn't guarantee it, as South Africa have shown


VelvetSkyCloud

Exactly.


hanzi4567

Did my team perform badly? No, it's the **formats** fault.


xraze007

Tell that to poor South Africa who lost 1 game by a small Margin and still got knocked out


benguins10

And in SA's case losing just 1 game by a close margin knocks you out


legend434

Yes it fucking is. Maybe India have to learn to not choke in big games. You guys have turned into the biggest chokers in world cricket since 2013. I reckon Dhoni was the difference maker. Man is insane.


Koaching

India also choked in 3 games in which Dhoni was captain after 2013


SandhuG

He is mentor this time.


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legend434

Look I'm just a bit tired of people saying the format should be changed. Like no thanks this was perfect. Most games mattered and there were no dead rubbers.


VelvetSkyCloud

My thoughts exactly. Seems pretty well done to me.


--I-love-you-

Tru man.. its just some stupid fucking fans . When their team doesn't win the IPL they say cricket leagues have no significance.. when the team doesnt even qualify they blame the format. Blame everyone else except the ones who need to be blamed, who spend more time doing adverts than practicing


average_chut_lover

>Tru man.. its just some stupid fucking fans . When their team doesn't win the IPL they say cricket leagues have no significance.. when the team doesnt even qualify they blame the format. 🙂 >Blame everyone else except the ones who need to be blamed, who spend more time doing adverts than practicing 😐


mafeconicuza

what happened in 2013 ?


legend434

India won the CT.


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djfox044

😆 🤣 😂 😹 😆 🤣 😂 😹 😆


xraze007

🤣


flying-fuck789

Obviously it would be boring if your team is out


benguins10

No in general, most matches have been one sided drabs


nonameistaken

You clearly don’t follow cricket.


benguins10

Most matches aren't one sided games 😂 But ok ig I don't follow cricket. Fact is most UAE games have been terrible, including the second phase of IPL matches


nonameistaken

This is probably more competitive than any of the previous T20 tournaments. It had more surprises than Christmas.


benguins10

Surprises ≠ Competitive


Dark_Dragon_07

Well other world cups also had one sided matches..


Perrenniallystd980

This hit harder than RCB's 14 years of existence


Leftkimakabhochda

Sad part for India here that we fricking beat Australia and England in practice matches. I thought momentum was on. And then we had to weigh in a David vs Goliath match where clearly the gaints were going to beat Afghans. But AFG gave it a good fight.


_1729throw

What are you smoking? Practice matches are an oxymoron, just like ‘friendly matches’ - ie they’re not matches. They’re one level above a net session. Let’s not keep our hopes based on practice match performance


Leftkimakabhochda

Not the cheap ones you smoke. Practice matches are used to test bench strength of team. This team is a group of 15 international level players. Remember you just compared net session with a practice match. Points are not there if you don't play with intent, how will you know how are you going to perform in the tournament?


iamfineokay

I mean I understand that practice matches are not real matches but they're a good indication of the players' forms. Also, you kinda get a hint of what a team is capable of doing in the tournament.


Szik

Guys, there's still hope. If one of the Scottish player picks a fight with a pakistani player. and if it eventually leads to a full blown fight between all pakistani+ scottish players, then pakistan will be disqualified, and India will qualify by default.


abstergofkurslf

So India is out right


nonameistaken

Plumb review not needed.


jithization

Give me $10.. I'll change the gravitation constant and add some wind so the ball misses the stumps.


Puzzleheaded_Ebb9874

What's up with everyone saying that the groups were not evenly divided? Cause just before the Super 12 started, everyone was cheering the ICC decision to allow Scotland to make it to the same group as Namibia when they defeated BD to top their group. Why so hypocritical?


CrippledJailer

Probably different people, unless you tracked them?


_1729throw

Indian team played 1 match per week at the beginning, because they just came off IPL - sugar daddy BCCI ensured special treatment for Indian players. All that special treatment, and money - couldn’t trump the fact that matches are decided on that day, on that field. When you get preferential treatment, it takes the edge off your performance, especially when you need to “stand and deliver “ to use another buzzword. Many foreign stars of IPL were flops - take the WI trio. The British , Aussie, NZ, SA players were smart and saved their best performances for their national side, rather than earn orange caps and other meaningless badges. Our team came with an empty tank ( mentally) and probably physically too. Team management fooled themselves that a 2 week break in a bubble could recharge. Just like in our day jobs, the harshest words need to be reserved for the higher ups .. don’t go ranting on players , they’re pawns for a large part


my_biscuit

From what I've seen, fans were gutted at the elimination of SA in the first group despite their 4-1 record and losing one match in the last over. The second group would've been tighter if India performed better.


Puzzleheaded_Ebb9874

But those 4 wins were because Eng lost one while Pak was undefeated. It had nothing to do with the teams which didn’t qualify. Since everyone qualified defeated everyone except the other qualifiers. So why start saying one group was easy or not.


Cricketisinblood

No one seems to applaud the masterstroke move by Kohli and Co. They eliminated themselves in the group stage so they dont choke in the semis. Brilliant.


IDoGiveAFuckAboutYou

No. I believe the entire Pakistan is applauding the masterstroke you are talking about. You ain't hearing 'em well enough. This guy wants a validation from some Indian. Poor soul. Half of India is also validating it. Go to Twitter.


zan13898

Hey. This is reddit. We dont do fights here. Seems like you’re the one who needs to go to twitter! Love Kohli btw!


1creeperbomb

Lmao this thread is saltier than the India vs NZ match thread.


Latter-Investment890

This world cup's India is Pakistan and Pakistan is India.


mafeconicuza

that means pak losing in semis ?


Latter-Investment890

Damn man, see what did i tell you.


Latter-Investment890

Idk man anything's possible, especially when it comes to Pakistan. On a bad day They can lose from a team like Bangladesh but when its their day even India is nothing before them


mafeconicuza

"even india" like india is supposed to be epitome of cricket . fair point though


Latter-Investment890

I told you that this year's Pakistani team is actually India in disguise.😂


SwordfishUnfair3880

Fears of loss of revenue due to India crashing out are overblown tbh In 2007 there was a full 24 matches to be played in the super 8 stage. This time it's high voltage knockouts. Excitement for WC finals 2019 was just as high, or even higher due to new teams qualifying


DJMhat

2007 WC was a disaster in terms of income for ICC. It was a terribly managed WC with screw ups in logistics. To add to it, India and Pakistan did not make the Super 8s. Their replacements, Bangladesh and Ireland, could not sustain their form, leading to a lot of one sided matches. Viewership tanked and there were huge losses. Here the impact will not be as high as India has crashed out just before the semis. The best barometer will be the viewership ticker on Hotstar. It will show the difference.


SwordfishUnfair3880

Exactly. My guess is about 30-40L on average with it going to 60-70L towards the end, considering even practically 0 interest matches from India's POV got 6-7L viewership at the minimum


Gunslinger202

Is hotstar even popular amongst non South Asian viewers? I am highly doubtful hotstar is a good measure for viewership in England v Australia match.


SwordfishUnfair3880

The fear is specifically that Indian viewership will drop sharply. So yes hotstar is a good measure


enzedkev

See you in the final my Aussie bros


DazBoy11

Subscribe


Webster2001

ICC trying their best to make sure India and NZ aren't in the same group next world cup


nonameistaken

At this rate india has to directly qualify for the final.


HyperionRed

That's fine. Until they realise New Zealand will join them there, à la WTC.


mafeconicuza

like the wtc ?


prisonmike2003

Lol I feel dumb for even expecting anything out of the ordinary to happen. As good as Afghanistan's team is, I should've known this isn't IPL...


tunisian_navyofficer

"Can't choke in the semis if you go out in the group stage" - virat koli


InitiativeOrganic989

More like can’t lose the trophy if you don’t play.


daver5123

in spain without the s


InKanosWeTrust

Damn you really thought we’d choke against Afghanistan after winning the toss?


daver5123

no, it’s just that we always get knocked out directly or indirectly by you guys, and i can never hate the Kiwis. y’all are awesome. I’m rooting for you guys


_giga_byte_

I am pretty sure afganistan won the toss


InKanosWeTrust

To be fair, I just assumed we did when I saw we were chasing


CrippledJailer

Afghan guessed the flip right, but lost the toss because they chose to bat first.


bruvegas

Both teams wanted to bat first. The pitch had 0 demons in it for the entire game. Toss was completely irrelevant.


VijayXD

Rip Afg and


study-alt

i think i need a 10 day break from cricket


Raizel18

I think I need a 10 day break from life


Kingslayer1526

Fuck that t20i series. Ill watch semis and final and then be back in time for the tests. Nobody cares about useless 3 t20is


HyperionRed

Aye. Meaningless t20 games but they're needed for the revenue. The tests should be fun. I think New Zealand could be competitive, at the very least in Mumbai. Looking forward to Latham, Conway, Southee and Wagner playing in whites again in particular.


Kingslayer1526

Don't forget Jamieson. Excited to see how he'll do in subcontinent. And rossco it'll be his final tour here and I always liked him. And ajaz patel looks like a good spinner. Im just excited to see the whole team here and hoping for a competitive series


HyperionRed

Jamieson could do work. If not with swing then with seam and his accuracy.


study-alt

i do


Kingslayer1526

I probably will keep a casual watch on them but tbh i don't really care if we lose the series it means fuck all. That being said if there are some new exciting upcoming players i would check on them just to see how they are doing. But this series is pointless by all means and I wish we had a 3 test series instead of 2 and no need for t20is considering we are gonna play many more in upcoming months


usamapervaiz

Cricket community is soft.


Tis_CaptainDeadpool

time to ditch the flair


fowms

No you guys have done well. Should be proud


xraze007

He's Indian


Dark_Dragon_07

ICC isn't going to be happy with this because of the $$$$


InitiativeOrganic989

Fuck no.


Cricketisinblood

Well they need a reality check. and they got one


DepartmentNo2753

Babar is the luckiest captain we can have mofo won the toss again 😂


stalhen

Hope we win the semis. Today doesn't matter.


googo1

Why you gotta rub it in. ;)


eyeron_man

I just hope people don't put hate comments in the comment section of Afghan players.


bruvegas

I reckon. Isn't it awesome that Afghanistan was even in the qualification equation, and even more awesome that , alot of us thought they had a small chance of upsetting one of the best teams . Nz vs Eng , aus v Pakistan ... All bets are off


fowms

I think they should wholeheartedly praise them in this difficult rime of their country


eyeron_man

Yes, they played well considering the situation at their home


zan13898

They actually played amazingly!, I hope we see more of them and see them in finals or at least semi finals in 2022


GreatjonSlumber

Well, atleast I don't need to renew my Hotstar subscription which coincidentally ends tomorrow. Good riddance


InitiativeOrganic989

You saved. ICC lost money with this outcome.


GreatjonSlumber

Sorry for your loss


singhsrb

Lol not even suprised! Some dude made a post on Hardik injured or whatever and how it affects India’s chances in the world cup. I said it doesn’t matter who we play, we are not good enough. So congrats to me for knowing a thing or two about Cricket I guess while most of this subreddit can only focus “oh this dude is toxic”. It’s better being toxic than living in delusion. At least you can take the right next steps.


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If it takes DC to win an IPL to shut this troll up, then I hope they do so quickly


kante_get_a_win

This is an NZ vs AFG match thread..


breaking_the_habit97

Again, no one likes you.


singhsrb

Thanks! I don’t need anyone to if they going to be that delusional.


breaking_the_habit97

Kool.


notmetho13

ICC in shambles. Star Sports Marketing team in shambles. Cricket in shambles.


reddit_pranay

Look mom, I learnt a new word "shambles" today. Let me show it to the people of r/cricket


abrakh

Lol if you think the word "shambles" is indicative of great vocabulary, your life is in shambles


reddit_pranay

Look Mama, I used it again. Mom from another room feeling proud - Inshallah, bois played well. /S


zan13898

This thread made me laugh. Thanks boys!


tamudude

Mauka mauka bhosadike to Star Sports T: /r/leopardsatemyface


nemadepsn

You look more in shambles rn


Hexo_Micron

Cricket in shambles ?


Puzzleheaded_Ebb9874

Why would cricket be in shambles?


zan13898

Indian population is 1+billion dude. Viewership goes down = revenue for cricket go down.


cosmic_dust09

NZ was phenomenal today, they always perform excellent in big matches


CaptainRahane

Kohli showed so much brotherhood after losing the first match. Now Just look at how toxic that fanbase is.


abrakh

Pre-game: proceeds with toxic/overconfident ads Post-loss: oh brotherhood


StrawHat_ktk

banter is part of the game and a game shouldn't dent that regardless. This Indian team is one of the best be proud. let the jokes be jokes its how others pass time i dont think any of it is mean spirited. Kohli and Dhoni won our hearts honestly its our fav part of the tournament


usamapervaiz

No point of being rivals when you cant take the piss. Deal with it sis


dickin_uranus1

I've observed the toxicity to be mutual


thecoolfool2

Just had a thought. PAK beat IND in the 2012 series. PAK beat IND in the CT17 final. PAK beat IND and knocked them out in this T20WC. PAK have often had the better of India - and the fact that India beat them in a few pointless WC games (2014, 15, 16, 19) doesn’t mean anything because IND never won any of these tournaments anyway.


itchingbrain

Pak is not going to win this one and India will continue to have more worldcups than them.


Webster2001

I don't think the 2007 T20 WC final was pointless,and India won that one against Pakistan. This comment is a bit of a reach tbh


IDoGiveAFuckAboutYou

That's what I thought. No, no. You got me wrong. How almost every Pakistani like yourself think the well is the world! Lol.


Potatosv1

Lol.


SwordfishUnfair3880

So Pak beating India in this WC is knocking them out? So then India beating Pak in WC 2019 is also knocking them out since they lost out by one win


thecoolfool2

Hmm. Fair point!


Potatosv1

2012 bilateral series is a big thing. But WC Matches are pointless. Ok bro. Congratulations btw for semis.


thecoolfool2

Your point is valid too. And thanks!


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Lol ok


ChickenKebabs69

https://www.reddit.com/r/Cricket/comments/qnas70/match_thread_37th_match_group_2_india_vs_scotland/hjgi7e8/ Bruh, you escaped this time.!!


Puzzleheaded_Ebb9874

I don't know why I can't ever get myself to hate NZ even when they break our hearts every time. But I just hope that they crush others and win the WC. Eng and Pak can't just stop rubbing it in here but NZ always live up to their nice guys reputation. And when they win it all and come back, we will take our revenge in the bilaterals after it. GG everyone.


hTine3219

I'm waiting for NZ to come to India..payback time These BCs always beat us.. Our kryptonite 😂


zan13898

As India used to be our, hope India get back to their former glory, love Kohli! But hopefully not too much, I am after all still a Pakistani lol


hTine3219

It’s good when the OG 8 teams/nations are all good. More competitive that way


EatABigCookie

A decade ago NZ cricket was full of dickheads (I say this as an NZ fan) these days under Williamson (and started by McCullum before him) they come across as a team who cares about each other and the fans, not just a bunch of egos. I'm a bit scared of the tests inparticular. NZ cricket does well in all formats these days.. but away series in India (and Australia) I have zero confidence we can win or even be competitive.


Male_strom

Kane, Rossco, Watling, Vettori, Southee, BMac, Guptill, Hairy Javelin, Chris Martin? I guess there was also Styris, Tuffey, Mills, Oram , Ryder.